There’s a great line in the movie Vanilla Sky when Tom Cruise is flirting with Penelope Cruz as he not so subtly is trying to ghost Cameron Diaz at his own holiday party. Penelope looks at Cameron from across the room and describes her as “the saddest girl to ever hold a martini.” Tom’s character basically falls in love right then and there. It’s a great scene. Anyway, here are some head-turning outfits to wear paired with a timeless cocktail we think you should be sipping on at your next holiday party where you’re sure to be the chicest girl to ever hold Peach Bellini.
1 ounce whiskey
1/2 ounce Campari (or Vermouth if you prefer)
3/4 ounce blood orange juice
Blood orange twist
Place ice in a glass. Pour the rest of the ingredients into a shaker. Shake well and pour mixture into the glass. Garnish with blood orange twist.
Your favorite black clutch and killer pumps. Pile on mixed metal bangles and statement rings for that extra tinsel effect.
2 ounces bourbon
½ ounce elderflower liqueur
¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
¾ ounce simple syrup
lemon peels optional garnish
Place bourbon, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice and simple syrup in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake to combine. Pour the cocktail into a low ball glass filled with ice. Garnish with lemon peel, if desired.
You can easily make this recipe as a batch cocktail. Simply multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you need, combine in a pitcher and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
This lewk deserves to be dripping in a layered pearl necklace, a posh Lele headband and a pop of color for your purse.
Espresso Martini + Bianca Dress
2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce coffee liqueur (usually Kahlúa)
1 ounce espresso, freshly brewed (or cold brew concentrate)
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Garnish: coffee beans
Add vodka, coffee liqueur, espresso and simple syrup to a shaker filled with ice and shake until well-chilled. Then strain the contents into an additional chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a few coffee beans and serve.
A great pair of over the knee boots with an optional silk scarf for a hair tie.